The 16 days of Sarah Palin at CPAC: Day 14: Why We Fight

This is the 14th of my series of Sarah Palin clips from CPAC 2014 & commentary upon them:

Day 1: The Crowd
Day 2: The Entrance
Day 3: Dr. Seuss
Day 4: Why Sarah Feels Good
Day 5: Playing Prevent
Day 6: Sinking Ships
Day 7: Flexibility Pens & Putin
Day 8: Anticipation
Day 9: Don’t blow it
Day 10: 2010 Again
Day 11: Real Feminism
Day 12: Liberated Much?
Day 13: Boldly Go Forth

One of the things that our friends in the GOP have never seemed to figure out is what motivates the Tea Party / Conservative movement.

Lee Stranahan’s reporting not withstanding the vast majority of the people who got involved in the Tea Party movement did not have an interest in making a career out of politics nor were out to make their fortune and it certainly wasn’t a sign of love for the GOP

“Who here trusts the GOP?” Not a single hand went up, but people over and over promised me that if the GOP spent like the democrats they would be back to throw them out too. No wonder the GOP is scared of the tea party.

…it was because of the problems that people saw and wanted to solve. Which is exactly the point that Sarah Palin is making

The key line

We’re not here to re-brand a party, we’re here to rebuild a country

The GOP perception of the Tea Party is like the CSA perception of England during the Trent Affair. It wasn’t until after Mason and Slidel’s release that the Confederates realized England only acted to protect their own interests.

At the NLRC both Mark Steyn & John Fund noted that thanks to the two-party system the GOP will likely win by default in 2014 as they did in 2010 but as Fund said, they will only keep power if they use that power to act according to the interests of the people who elect them.

Sarah Palin understands this, would that the GOP did.
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